The Rail Industry Memorial - National Memorial Arboritum
A spectacular Railway Industry Memorial was unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum
in Staffordshire on May 22nd 2012.
The British Transport Pensioners Federation were the driving force behind the event.,
Vice president Sam Reed said: "We want this to be a place where people can come and
reflect in quiet solitude and pay their respects, whether it be to loved ones, friends
or simply the unsung heroes from across the industry."
The carving of a Class 8F steam engine in black granite rests on top of a plinth,
which includes an impressive montage of images representing the railway industry.
The special service at which Mr Maurice Holmes, BTPF president gave an address, was
prepared and conducted by Railway Mission Chaplain Rev. James Lindsay . The Lord
Lieutenant of Staffordshire Ian Dudson and former British Rail chairman Sir Bob Reid
unveiled and dedicated the memorial in front of 1000 attendees!